At Nar Nar Goon Primary School we have a number of programs to ensure that our students feel safe and supported at all times:


  1. "Play is the Way" (school wide wellbeing program-see details below.)
  2. "E Smart" (We were officially accredited as an "E-Smart School" in 2015.) We are committed to ensuring the children understand what it means to be safe online and to interact with ICT in a responsible and respectful manner.
  3. "Bright Beginnings"-where classroom behaviour expectations and school culture and values are explicitly taught and revisited at the beginning of each term.
  4. "Respectful Relationships" - We are a lead school in this program supporting the whole school community and our local network of schools to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours. It teaches our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. For more information on this program please visit the Victorian Education Department website.
  5. Strong Values Program- Respect, Persistence, Honesty, Responsibility and Excellence
  6. Buddies Program-all Foundation students are paired with their Grade 6 buddy for the duration of the year to promote strong relationships and support for our youngest students.
  7. Positive Rewards including "E for Excellence" and "Great Mate" Badges.
  8. Peer Mediation - where senior students are on duty in the yard helping other students to solve minor problems and issues, building their leadership skills and promoting a culture of respect and shared responsibility.
  9. Clear classroom behaviour expectations and consequences displayed and utilised consistently across the whole school.


Our Student Engagement and Wellbeing Coordinator is Virginia Meredith. Virginia manages Student Support Programs, our Program for Students with Disabilities, Integration and Reading Recovery. She also liaises with our school's designated Psychologists, Speech Therapists and our school counsellors when they are onsite. If you have any concerns in regards to these programs or would simply like to chat to Virginia she is available from Monday to Thursday. PLC leaders are also available to support parents and students: Jodie Watt (Foundation/One), Ryan Marsland (One/Two), Daniel Mason (Three/Four) Jackie Lowe (Four to Six).


Sarah Deveny is our Play is the Way coordinating staff member.


The following policies support our Wellbeing programs to ensure all community members know and understand school expectations and codes of conduct for students, staff and parents/visitors:(refer to "Policies" tab for copies)

  1. Student Engagement, Welfare and Management Policy
  2. Child Safe Policy*
  3. Working with Children Checks Policy
  4. Mandatory Reporting Policy

* The Nar Nar Goon Primary School Child Safe Policy (and appendices) details in depth our school's commitment to the "Child Safe Standards" that have been developed by the Victorian Government and passed through Parliament on 26th November 2015:


Standard 1: Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety.

Standard 2: A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety.

Standard 3: A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children.

Standard 4: Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel.

Standard 5: Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse.



Our whole school wellbeing program is based on Wilson McKaskell's "Play is the Way" program. This is a unique program of physically interactive games that both require and develop personal and social competencies. The children aspire to the golden rule: "To treat others as you would like them to treat you". If you would like to learn more about the program visit the website: